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Regional high school students honored at High Plains Festival

Feb 9, 2021

Members of the Honor Chamber Choir, directed by Dr. Joel Schreuder, professor of music, perform during the final concert of the 49th annual High Plains Band and Choir Festival Feb. 2, 2021, in Chadron State's Memorial Hall Auditorium. (Photo by Abigail Swanson/Chadron State College)
Members of the Honor Chamber Choir, directed by Dr. Joel Schreuder, professor of music, perform during the final concert of the 49th annual High Plains Band and Choir Festival Feb. 2, 2021, in Chadron State's Memorial Hall Auditorium. (Photo by Abigail Swanson/Chadron State College)

CHADRON – About 70 students from Nebraska, Wyoming, and South Dakota attended the 49th annual High Plains Band and Choir Festival Feb. 1-2. at Chadron State College.

Students performed as part of the Honor Choir, directed by Dr. Joel Schreuder, the Guitar Ensemble, directed by Dr. Mckay Tebbs, the Percussion Ensemble, directed by Dr. Rick Puzzo, and the Woodwind Ensemble, directed by Dr. Michael Stephens.

Event coordinator Bobby Pace, CSC accompanist, said even though the college was not able to invite all students who qualified because of COVID-19 precautions, it is still an honor for all those selected based on successful auditions.

The following students were honored for being selected to the Honor Band or Honor Choir for three or four consecutive years. Students who did not attend are indicated by an asterisk.

 

HONOR CHOIR

Four Consecutive Years

Gordon-Rushville: Rayne Charging Thunder

Paxton: Ashleigh Jay

Sidney: Kaitlyn Darnall, Mason Mowery

Valentine: Elliana Springer, Jonah Perrett

Three Consecutive Years

Chadron: Jameson Margetts, Drew Milburn

Crawford: Hannah Lemmon

Gering: Victoria Eckerberg*

Gordon-Rushville: Bree Lovell*

Leyton: Hannah Vath

Hill City, S.D.: Mikennah Oleson*, Madesi Stedman

HONOR BAND

Four Consecutive Years

Brass

Ainsworth: Josie Ganser

Woodwind

Chadron: Kayley Galbraith

Hemingford: Kylie Mendiola

Guitar Ensemble

Gordon-Rushville: Jackson Fair, Rayne Charging Thunder

Three Consecutive Years

Brass

Chadron: Dylan Gieseler, Maralee Rischling, Luke Kahl

Hemingford: Destiny Hanson*

Valentine: Sean Springer

Woodwind

Alliance: Courtney Cox

Chadron: Brendilou Armstrong

Hemingford: Landrie Nelson

Valentine: Tamara Benedict*

Percussion

Chadron: Josh Fernau

—Olivia Bryant, College Relations

Dr. John Wojcik, associate professor of music, directs the brass ensemble during the final concert of the 49th annual High Plains Band and Choir Festival Feb. 2, 2021, in Chadron State's Memorial Hall Auditorium. (Photo by Abigail Swanson/Chadron State College)
Dr. John Wojcik, associate professor of music, directs the brass ensemble during the final concert of the 49th annual High Plains Band and Choir Festival Feb. 2, 2021, in Chadron State's Memorial Hall Auditorium. (Photo by Abigail Swanson/Chadron State College)